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Engaging all audiences with science | Science capital & Informal science learning

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Uploaded by RRI Tools on 28 January 2019

The Science Museum Group, in partnership with Kings College London, University College London and BP on the Enterprising Science project.

The Science Museum Group is an alliance of five museums across the UK which welcome over 5 million visitors each year. As a group of museums we are committed to making a difference and to help build a STEM-literate society that celebrates science, technology and engineering. Our mission is to ‘inspire futures’ and our number-one strategic priority is to ‘build science capital in individuals and society’.

The Enterprising Science project used the concept of science capital to understand how people from all backgrounds engage with science and how their engagement can be increased through different science-related experiences.

The Science Museum Group has been leading the development of a practical application of the science capital concept for the informal science learning sector and are pioneering this approach through organisational change across our museums.

Contents:

  • WHAT IS SCIENCE CAPITAL?
  • WHERE HAS THE CONCEPT OF SCIENCE CAPITAL COME FROM?
  • WHAT INFLUENCES PEOPLE’S ENGAGEMENT WITH SCIENCE?
  • HOW CAN INFORMAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES HELP TO GROW SCIENCE CAPITAL?
  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
  • HOW CAN YOU PUT THE RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE?
  • CAN YOU MEASURE SCIENCE CAPITAL?
  • LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION?
  • SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT TOOLKIT
  • SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT REFLECTIONS

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